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Editorial : How to avoid pain, expense of a big fall

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It comes across the police scanners all too often: An elderly person has fallen and needs medical attention.

It happens at all times of the year, ice or no ice. According to the statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in three senior citizens experiences a significant fall each year. Every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room after losing their balance and hitting the ground.

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